The Taj Mahal is unarguably of the most recognized buildings in the world and its beauty has attracted many photographers who try to CAPTURE in an image everything they see before their eyes. THEREFORE, OUR first advice: don’t aim for the MOST unique photograph! The photo will be unique for yo u and your experience as a photographer however yo u do it, so don’t expect NO ONE ELSE WILL HAVE EVER TAKEN the same photo , from the exact same position. Remember that there are so many things that make up a photo that yo u will have every chance to make it unique.
Some very interesting photos can also be taken outside the actual complex. The Mahtab Bagh (or the Moonlight Garden) is a great spot across the Yamuna River that was created with the purpose of reflecting the Taj Mahal in its pools, thus amplifying the effect. It is a good spot for a peaceful photo (tripod included), although it is somewhat decrepit. Another interesting choice is to go by primitive boat on the river and take your photo there. Great advantage: you can almost not see the crowds from there! Enjoy taking these photos and don’t forget to share the result with us at https://www.destinationsuncovered.net/talkback.phpIt’s always a good idea to frame your main object of a photo with or within something. With the Taj Mahal, you get two choices: the south offer lawns and pools, while the east and west have the Jawab and the Mosque, wonderful architectonic ways to frame your photo. Both are a great choice, but a personal pick would go for the latter: after all, the Taj Mahal is a monument to humanity and it is only natural that it should be framed by such grandiose structures as well.Some of the usual advice you get when making photos of monuments applies here as well. “Go early” is something you hear a lot and the less familiar with realities of travel believe this is because you want to get the excellent light that is only at dawn. At least in this case, that is not the reason: the light at dusk is just as compelling for an amazing photo opportunity. The “go early” advice is more linked to the fact that there are (hopefully) fewer visitors at that moment of the day. Obviously your best photo of the Taj Mahal is one where you don’t have a Japanese couple holding the tip of the Taj in their hands (the cheesiest photo ever, almost as cheesy as holding up the Tower of Pisa). So, if the jet lag makes it hard for you to sleep, just get up, take your camera and go.
Tips on equipment
Organizationally, it is always best to travel light and this is no exception. Pick one type of lens: in this case, the best choice is a wide lens, because the Taj Mahal is nothing if not enormous and you want to get as much as possible in your shot. Don’t bring a tripod: you aren’t allowed inside with it and the bottle of water you can take instead will be more valuable. You are also not allowed with bags inside, so leave out any additional instruments you normally use.